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Million Dollar Deal with no Numbers

Caution: Spoiler Alert – visit Dragons’ Den on CBC to watch the episode if you have not already seen it. If you are an entrepreneur, you likely know the importance of keeping accurate records, and that potential investors will be taking a careful look at those numbers before deciding to invest in your company. Apparently, […]

Say No to a Million Dollars

I heard someone say no to a million dollars the other day. I was watching Dragons’ Den on CBC, in which entrepreneurs can pitch their ideas to 5 wealthy investors. If you’ve never watched the show, you can check it out and watch old episodes on their site. Caution: Spoiler Alert A pair of entrepreneurs […]

Dragons' Den Season 5 – Tools of the Trade

Wednesday night was the first episode of Season 5 of Dragons’ Den on CBC, and it was fantastic. Also called the Celebrity Episode, 3 well-known TV celebrities were on hand to endorse great business ideas. For fashion, there was Jeanne Beker from fashion television. Mike Holmes was there to check out the tools (and inform […]

Dragons' Den Special Holiday Episode

The lesson here to future entrepreneurs – going on Dragons’ Den is not like going to the bank with a pitch for a business. At the bank, all you want, or can expect to get, is money. On Dragons’ Den, the coveted deal includes expertise.

Getting Your Questions Answered

I was recently introduced to a new website while reading Bob Walsh’s book, The Web Startup Success Guide. Although I’ve had that book for several weeks now, and have, in fact, read through it three times already, I’m still only scratching the surface of what that book has to offer. You can read my original […]

Review of Dragons' Den Episode 8

Two dragons compete for a deal on Episode 8 of CBC’s Dragons’ Den – read the review of the deal here.

Dragons' Den Episode 8

I watched the first section of tomorrow night’s episode of Dragons’ Den and really enjoyed it. The first pitch of the episode is for a strong business that made a crucial mistake – they over-valued their business. While they have strong sales and a growing business, the founder of the company forgot to pay himself […]

Dragons' Den – Scribble Live

I read in the National Post yesterday, in their weekly review of Dragons’ Den, that the Scribble Live deal didn’t make it, although the founders are in talks with other investors, including Brett Wilson, one of the dragons who did not make a deal on the show. Interesting.